TERENCE CRAWFORD can depend himself a fortunate boy after narrowly lacking with a wild proper hook throughout his heated face off with rival Jose Benavidez Jr.
The WBO welterweight champion reacted furiously after being shoved by the unbeaten challenger after the pair each made weight forward of their world title struggle.
Fortunately for the three-weight world champion, his 26-year-old opponent dodged out of the way in which of the punch, earlier than safety and police shortly jumped in to diffuse the state of affairs.
Lower than every week after the ugly post-fight scenes marred Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory in opposition to Conor McGregor, Crawford’s actions nearly value him competing totally.
Benavidez Jr has been consistently trash-talking the pound-for-pound king within the build-up to this weekend’s bout, with the 31-year-old insisting he would not deserve the chance to face him.
Talking to ESPN after the incident, Crawford stated: “They’ve been telling me to be cool all week. I’ve been cool, I’ve been preserving it skilled, and he pushed me.”
Whereas Crawford – defending his belt for the primary time since beating Jeff Horn in June – added: “I’m simply going to go on the market and shut him up. That’s it. That’s all.”
Benavidez Jr believes he has the talents to inflict the primary defeat on Crawford’s excellent file, as he seems to hitch his youthful brother David by turning into a world champ.
He stated: “I’m in his head. And I hope he swings quicker than what he swung at the moment, as a result of I’ve seen that punch coming a mile away. And I hope he places extra energy into that too as a result of that’s a b**** punch he threw.
“I don’t see something particular [in Terence Crawford].”
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